Reducing Your Salt Intake May Help Your Autoimmune Disease

It’s been in the news for years.  Too much salt is bad for our health.  Most of us are in the habit of label-reading when we’re shopping for groceries.  We consciously reduce our salt intake when cooking at home.  We use salt substitutes or flavor-enhancers to give our food that zing and zip that once came from a generous sprinkle of salt.

For autoimmune disease patients, reducing our salt intake could make a difference in our autoimmune disease progression, symptoms, flares, and disease management.  Interested in learning more about the impact of salt in our diets?  Check out these resources:

High salt induces pathogenic Th17 cells and exacerbates autoimmune diseases, The Journal of Immunology, 2012, 188, 60.13
Copyright © 2012 by The American Association of Immunologists, Inc., Markus Kleinewietfeld,1,2Arndt Manzel,4Chuan Wu,5Jens Titze,4,6Vijay Kuchroo,5Ralf Linker,4Dominik Muller,3,4 and David Hafler1,2 (Retrieved from http://www.jimmunol.org/cgi/content/short/188/1_MeetingAbstracts/60.13?rss=1)

Autoimmunity:  Rubbing salt in the wound, Nature (2013) doi:10.1038/nature11959. Published online 06 March 201. John J. O’Shea,& Russell G. Jones, Affiliations, Corresponding authors

(Retrieved from http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nature11959.html)

Blessings,

Mags

 

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